If you have recently found out that you are expecting a baby, you are probably daydreaming of the beautiful little person who will someday be cooing in your arms. Unfortunately, there is a lot that still needs to happen before that can come to pass. Sometimes, it seems that pregnancy is a constant back and forth between imagining how beautiful your lives will be together and nightmares of what could happen.
8 May 2019
If your doctor has considered having you take an MRI, you may have heard or read that the MRI machines themselves can be noisy. This is true! MRI machines do make noise while the scan is being run. However, it's nothing that you should worry about, even if you have sensitive ears or are prone to headaches or another condition from loud noises. Here's why you don't have to worry.
8 May 2019
No parent wants to see their child struggle, especially when it comes to an important skill like speaking. However, if you child suffers from a speech delay or a speech impediment, one of the most important things you can do to help is get them in speech therapy as soon as it's evident there may be an issue. If you have concerns, contact your child's pediatrician. They can refer you to a speech therapist who can do an extensive evaluation.
16 March 2019
There are few things more painful than watching someone you love suffer from the effects of dementia. Dementia, a progressive neurological disease, can cause problems with more than just memory loss. It can also impair visual perception, reasoning, judgment, and even a person's language. It can be heartbreaking to watch a previously healthy and self-reliant adult suffer the consequences of these symptoms. Fortunately, there are treatments like geriatric short-term occupational therapy that can provide some improvement in the quality of life to patients with dementia.
7 February 2019
No one has a perfect life, and it is not uncommon for people to experience sadness or other negative emotions. However, depression is something completely different—there is no easy fix, and it doesn't just go away on its own. The good news is, you do not have to spend your whole life being miserable if you have depression. In this day and age, there are a number of treatment options and coping strategies that are very successful in helping people manage depression.
28 November 2018
One of the many techniques that people who abuse alcohol will use as a means to put this addiction behind them is to get anti-alcohol medication from a medical professional. This medication is designed to make you sick when you consume alcohol — even a small sip can cause you to vomit. Knowing that you have this medication in your system can encourage you to avoid alcohol, given that you don't want to make yourself sick.
28 November 2018
Whether you are a new hospitalist or are an existing one who is struggling to manage your time and resources while treating your patients in the hospital, each of these hospitalist-approved tips listed below will help you streamline your inpatient medical practice: Hospitalist-Approved Tip: Be Mindful of the Order You Choose to Use When Rounding on Hospital Patients Streamlining your inpatient practice requires you to first plan the order in which you will round on each of your patients.
8 October 2018
Earbuds are used by many people as a method of privately listening to music, but that doesn't mean that they're good for you. If you use earbuds, there's a good chance that you could be harming your ears. Here are three potential ways earbuds hurt people's ears and what you should be looking out for. Canal Have you ever heard that nothing foreign should be put in your ears, including something as small and slender as a q-tip?
12 September 2018
How long has it been since you've seen a doctor? Perhaps you're the lucky person who has always felt great, probably because you've taken good care of your body. Or, you might be counting the blessings of just coming from what many might call good genes. Have things changed recently? Perhaps, you've noticed that you tire easily, or maybe you have begun to have frequent headaches or stomach aches. Whatever the reason that you are wanting medical care, here are some ideas that might help you.
30 June 2018
It can be difficult to really comprehend the fact that there might be something "wrong" with your child. Because of this, you might want to avoid screening for certain physical problems. However, if you think there is a chance that your child might have scoliosis, it's important to take your child to a specialist as soon as possible. Then, you can have your child screened to determine if this is the case.
25 April 2018